The second set of fixtures in the top flight have now been completed and, as always, there were a number of brilliant individual performances. Here are the top five.

5. Danny Brough

Aged 35, the Huddersfield Giants' captain rolled back the years in Thursday's fantastic win over Warrington. Taking control of the game, Brough registered two assists and four conversions as the Giants bounced back from their loss at Hull FC. His leadership on the field was superb whilst his impressive recovery tackle on Bryson Goodwin as the latter looked destined to score was characteristic of Brough's never-say-die attitude.

4. Danny Richardson

After two Saints players were included in last week's top five, there is another added to the ranks this week as half-back Danny Richardson showed just why he is held in such high regard at the Lancashire club with a storming display against French side Catalans on Saturday. Richardson not only had a hand in St Helens' three tries, but he also kicked three goals, a penalty and a drop-goal and directed his side efficiently around the field. In doing so, the 21-year-old demonstrated a tremendous maturity that belied his youthful age as the Saints went marching on with 12 men.

3. Chris Atkin

Though on the losing side for Hull KR against Leeds on Thursday night, 25-year-old half-back Chris Atkin formed a formidable partnership with the evergreen Danny McGuire to push the reigning champions all the way.

The duo forced four goal-line drop-outs in the first forty minutes alone whilst Atkin was instrumental in the Robins' second try, giving a lovely, delayed pass to full-back Adam Quinlan. Atkin's cool head was epitomised even further when he struck a one-pointer early in the second-half to give Rovers a slender 10-11 lead. The former Swinton Lion was seriously unlucky not to be on the winning side.

2. Liam Marshall

Following his impressive exploits in Wigan's opening round victory over Salford, winger Liam Marshall took his game to the next level as the Warriors overcame an injury-hit Hull side in Wollongong, Australia. For both of his tries, the winger showed a clean pair of heels to outpace FC full-back Jamie Shaul - who is not exactly a slouch - from 50 metres out.

But, Marshall's all-round play was once again something to behold; he made a number of strong carries to help his side gain valuable yardage and made several important defensive reads to keep the Airlie Birds out. No wonder, then, that England international Joe Burgess could not find a way back into the side following an injury.

1. Jimmy Keinhorst

The German international was not even supposed to be in the team until an injury to Joel Moon forced Leeds coach Brian McDermott into a late reshuffle. But, the 27-year-old second-rower/centre showed just why he should be a regular, scoring a hat-trick of tries - the first of which was a brilliant solo effort following an Adam Cuthbertson pass - and impressing with a superb work ethic in both defence and attack. Keinhorst was left out of the Rhinos' Grand Final winning team, but he did no harm to his prospects of making the 17-man squad that will take on Melbourne in this weekend's World Club Challenge.